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MB Lee is the former President of South Korea. Prior to his political career, he spent 27 years with Hyundai Engineering and Construction. His unique perspective on the world and on the global marketplace will be a wonderful and unique addition to the convention. We are delighted to welcome President Lee to the United States, look forward to hearing him share, and hope you will join us in Orlando next month.
Luis Palau (loo-EES puh-LAOW) and his ministry have shared the Gospel with more than 1 billion people through evangelistic events and media. He has spoken in person to 30 million people in 75 countries with more than 1 million registered decisions for Jesus Christ. He has authored close to 50 books, contributed articles on issues of faith to countless publications, and counseled business leaders, political leaders, and heads of state around the world. Luis’ radio broadcasts in English and Spanish are heard by millions on 3,500 radio outlets in 48 countries.
Luis and his wife, Pat, live in Portland, Oregon, along with their four sons (three of whom are actively involved in the ministry), and twelve grandchildren.
Mart Green began his retail career in the home of his parents as a youth. With $600 his family started Hobby Lobby in their living room, it is now a chain of over 550 arts and crafts stores. Mart serves as Chairman of the Board for Hobby Lobby.
At 19, Mart established Mardel, a chain of Christian and educational supply stores. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Mardel has 35 stores in seven states.
In 2002, Green founded Every Tribe Entertainment, a feature film production company. In 2010, Mart started a journey to help build a Digital Bible Library through an alliance called Every Tribe Every Nation. Its goal is to centralize, digitize, standardize and finalize the Bible texts of the world.
A native Oklahoman, Mart and his wife, Diana, have enjoyed over 30 years of marriage. They have 4 adult children and 2 grandchildren.
Join us for a special luncheon on Saturday, September 27 to hear Mart share the testimony of the Green family and their decision to follow the Lord and Scripture in all their business matters, regardless of the outcome. The luncheon will be followed with an opportunity to ask Mart questions
Bob Doll serves as Chief Equity Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager at Nuveen Asset Management. Prior to joining Nuveen Asset Management, Doll served as Chief Equity Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager of the U.S. Large Cap Series equity team at BlackRock. Prior to his tenure at BlackRock, Mr. Doll served as the President and Chief Investment Officer of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) and Senior Portfolio Manager of the Merrill Lynch Large Cap Series Funds. Prior to joining MLIM, Mr. Doll served as the Chief Investment Officer of Oppenheimer Funds, Inc.
He received a BS in Accounting and a BA in Economics from Lehigh University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Doll is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst. Bob appears regularly in the national financial press discussing economic developments and markets.
Bob and his wife Leslie live in Princeton, New Jersey and have three children. He is also choir director at his local church and holds leadership positions in the NYC Movement Project and in the Global Executive Leadership Forum within the Lausanne Movement.
Pat Gelsinger joined VMware in September 2012, bringing more than 30 years of technology and leadership experience. Most recently, Gelsinger led EMC’s Information Infrastructure Products business as president and COO, overseeing engineering and operations for information storage, data computing, backup and recovery, RSA security and enterprise solutions as well as the office of the CTO.
Prior to EMC, Gelsinger spent 30 years in numerous technical, management and executive roles at Intel, where he began his career. Gelsinger was Intel’s first CTO, and as the head of Intel Labs he led many of the company’s research initiatives.
Gelsinger holds six patents, is a well-known speaker on technology trends, and has received a variety of industry awards. He earned an associate's degree from Lincoln Technical Institute in 1979, a bachelor's degree from Santa Clara University in 1983 (magna cum laude) and a master's degree from Stanford University in 1985, all in electrical engineering. In 2008, he was named a Fellow of the IEEE and awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters in 2008 from William Jessup University.
D. Michael Lindsay, Ph.D.
Award-winning sociologist and educator D. Michael Lindsay is the eighth president of Gordon College and is among the youngest presidents in the country among nationally ranked colleges and universities. Lindsay’s appointment marked a crucial moment in the College’s history—an opportunity to extend the institution’s scope, visibility and influence as Gordon prepares the next generation of Christian leaders for worldwide service.
Dr. Lindsay’s international reputation, acclaimed teaching record and innovative scholarship distinguish his presidency. The author of two-dozen publications on religion, public life and American evangelicalism, with particular expertise in leadership, Lindsay’s research has been featured in the leading scholarly journals of three academic fields. In 2006, he was named the “most promising sociologist under 35” at the World Congress of Sociology. Lindsay’s Pulitzer-nominated book, Faith in the Halls of Power, was listed in Publishers Weekly’s “Best Books of 2007.” He has lectured on five continents, and his work has been profiled in hundreds of media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNN and Fox News Channel. Last year, Dr. Lindsay’s research and scholarly opinion reached an estimated audience of 145 million.
President Lindsay earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University, where he was named a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow in 2002, a Harvey Fellow in 2003, and the Harold W. Dodds Fellow in 2004. He also received the 2003 Outstanding Teaching Award—the university’s highest award for graduate student teaching—from Princeton’s Graduate School and the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni.
President Lindsay and his wife, Rebecca, reside in Wenham, Massachusetts, with their three daughters: Elizabeth, Caroline and Emily.
Mark Miller is a business leader, best-selling author and communicator.
Mark began his Chick-fil-A career working as an hourly team member in 1977. In 1978, Mark joined the corporate staff working in the warehouse and mailroom. Since that time, he has provided leadership for Corporate Communications, Field Operations, Quality and Customer Satisfaction, Training and Development, and today he serves as the Vice President for the newly formed Organizational Effectiveness function. During his time with Chick-fil-A, annual sales have grown to over $4 billion.
Mark began writing about a decade ago. He teamed up with Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager to write The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do. Today, almost 400,000 copies of The Secret are in print, and it has been translated into more than 20 languages. Recently, he released The Secret of Teams which outlines some of the key lessons learned from a 20-year study on what makes some teams outperform the rest. His newest book, Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life, was released in February 2012 and was co-authored with Ken Blanchard.
Worship Leader: Steve Green
The son of missionary parents, Steve was raised in South America. "My initial recognition of need for Christ was at age 8 while attending a boarding school in Argentina. On a Sunday afternoon, I knelt by my bed and prayed, trusting Jesus as my Savior. However, that was just the beginning of a grace-filled journey. Today the gospel is more precious to me than ever. I realize that God’s grip on me far surpasses my ability to hold on to Him."
As Steve celebrates 27 years in the Christian music industry, he fondly remembers his fledgling beginning in 1984 when Steve Green Ministries was established.
Throughout his years of ministry, Steve’s music has been honored with four Grammy nominations, 13 No. 1 songs, and seven Dove Awards, Christian music’s highest honor. With 33 recordings to his credit, including children’s projects and Spanish-language albums, Green has sold over three million albums worldwide.
Steve knows that God’s grace is most clearly seen against the backdrop of his own foolishness, sin and shame. While he labored most his life to have an impressive record, he now confesses his need for the perfect record of another. "That’s why I desperately need Jesus,” Steve says. "In the end it will be clear that He alone is the hero of not only my story, but of all our stories."